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Canberra International Film Festival Opening Night – David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars”

By 24 October 2014
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“What better celebration of independent world cinema than to tear Hollywood to shreds?”  Canberra International Film Festival director Lex Lindsay is introducing the openi...

Can anyone recommend a bobcat service at reasonable price

By 24 October 2014

Hi All, I am looking for a bobcat service at reasonable price, please advise if you know someone....

Whats on this weekend? 25th and 26th October 2014

By 24 October 2014
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Krystal Sanders is attending the launch of Harry Hartog (the bespoke old school book store) at 6.30pm tonight at Westfield Woden - with special guest Dr Andrew Leigh (Federal M...

ACTs largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 3
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ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23). The search w...

Buying a new car – should it have a full tank of petrol?

By 24 October 2014 25

I'm interested on hearing thoughts on this, I recently purchased a new car from a dealer in Phillip that shall remain nameless (although it does rhyme with shommonwealth boaters).  Anyway, I went to pick it up and when the salesperson was handing over the keys and going through some features (its p...

Fitzs Challenge Heroes – Riding for a Reason

By 24 October 2014
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With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building. But it is wor...

Canberra Shenzhen intern program connects future innovation leaders

By 23 October 2014

A new StudyCanberra student intern program between Canberra and Shenzhen will attract the best and brightest students from Shenzhen to Canberra and will give local students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in Shenzhen, the home of a major technology company in the world, Chief Minister and M...

Tell us your ideas for better services in West Belconnen

By 23 October 2014

Do you use human services? Does the term 'human services' mean anything to you? It refers to the range of programs or supports that can respond to a person's needs and can include public/social housing, health and wellbeing, education, disability, childcare, care and protection and justice. Navi...

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Most insane rent ever?

By 15 November 2008 22

Wow, I wish I had some liquid cash to sink into this investment property. Sensational returns!!...

Dog's day out this Sunday

By 15 November 2008

One for the woofers. The Chief Minister is frantically coming to grips with Territory and Municipal Services and seems determined to play the part of Mayor for the next four years. As part of the catch up he is this morning letting us know that tomorrow is the "Dog's Day Out" on the shores of ...

So Mr accused armed robber... you want to work as a security guard?

By 15 November 2008 20

Here's a breathtaking one from the ABC about one Roland Chauveau, 24, from Queanbeyan. Roland is on bail after allegedly storming the Weston Creek Labor Club in February wearing a balaclava and brandishing a gun, tieing up the staff, and making off with $124,000. And here's the interesting new...

The Green portfolio responsibilities released

By 14 November 2008 10

The Greens have now released their allocations of portfolio responsibilities: Meredith Hunter MLA – Parliamentary Convenor -- Treasury -- Education & Training -- Community Services -- Women -- Children & Young People Shane Rattenbury MLA - Speaker -- Attorney General -- Environment, ...

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 November

By 14 November 2008 31

[First filed: November 13, 2008 @ 08:38] So dear Rioters, once again it comes to this. Share with us all (via the comments) your insights into entertainment options over the coming weekend. It's your time to shine. ...

Storm this afternoon? - Armchair meteorologist verdict

By 14 November 2008 25

The Bureau of Meteorology estimates a 40% chance of rainfall today. Predicts isolated showers and thunderstorms. http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN10035.shtml Its now 2:30pm, 30 degrees, windy and I think the chances of rain and storms are about 95%. Get your horses undercover and enjoy the...

Another Canberra icon disappears - vale Allens

By 14 November 2008 20

Alas, fellow RiotACTers, another Canberra icon is following the Dickson Tradies Schnitzel into oblivion. Allens, purveyers of all sorts of third tier brands has been taken over by Harris Scarfe and all its stores are in the process of being re-branded. Depite its inherent dagginess, it's always hel...

Zed finds a solution on the power station?

By 14 November 2008 11

Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has announced a solution to the impasse on siting the proposed data centre/power station. After early discussions with both Technical Real Estate and the ACT Greens, Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has indicated that there may yet be a positive outcome to the Tuggerano...

Car Wash Day! We want your pictures

By 14 November 2008 24

For the first time in many a year tomorrow it will be legal to wash your car. So if you are giving your pride a joy a loving sponging why not get a photo of it and send it in to us? ( images@the-riotact.com ) While bikinis are welcome it'd be nice to get some prime Riot beefcake in for Sepi to...

Police Wrap - 14 November

By 14 November 2008 1

1. There was an arson attack on Radford College on Tuesday night. Disgruntled former student finally getting something off his chest? ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Belconnen man after the alleged burglary and lighting of fires at Radford College, Bruce, on Tuesday (November 11). Arou...

Why Canberra is not like Wollongong

By 14 November 2008 34

The Chief Minister is on the air on ABC radio as I write. He is once again pushing the line that Assembly interference in the planning process of his precious power station will put us on the path to Wollongong Council. Having spent the last year living in the Illawarra, and having met a few of t...

The ACT Australians of the Year

By 14 November 2008 40

Last night the ACT Australians of the Year were announced at the National Museum. The winningest Canberrans in 2009 were: The ACT Australian of the Year 2008 is Indigenous leader Professor Michael Dodson AM. Professor Michael Dodson is widely recognised as a proud, courageous and humble Aborigin...

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